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The Varkey Foundation, initially the Varkey GEMS Foundation, is a global charitable foundation focused on improving the standards of education for underprivileged children. It was formed in 2010 by Sunny Varkey, the founder and chairman of GEMS Education, the world's largest operator of kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools. The foundation's main focuses are improving global teacher capacity by training tens of thousands of teachers and principals in developing countries; providing access to education via a variety of programmes and projects; and advocating for change in, and conducting research that can help develop, education policies worldwide.


The Varkey Foundation has partnered with a variety of major global organizations including UNESCO, UNICEF, and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2013 it launched the Global Education and Skills Forum, an annual education summit dedicated to addressing the world's educational needs. After analyzing the public status of teachers worldwide, in 2014 it launched the annual Global Teacher Prize, a $1 million award to an outstanding pioneering teacher who has had a widespread impact.

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Asia) London, March 12 (DD News): A survey on parenting across 29 countries done under the aegis of the UK-based Varkey Foundation has found that 95% of ... to see how much faith parents have in the quality of teaching at their child's school,' said Vikas Pota, Chief Executive of the Varkey Foundation.

Almost three-quarters of South African parents think education standards declined in the past decade, the worst rating among parents surveyed in 29 countries by education charity the Varkey Foundation. The Global Parents Survey 2018 casts a deeply unflattering light on the nation's education system and ...
Indian Parents Most Keen To Help Kids With Schoolwork: Study. The 'Global Parents Survey', commissioned by UK-based Varkey Foundation compared attitudes and priorities of over 27,000 parents across 29 countries. Education | Press Trust of India | Updated: March 11, 2018 12:43 IST. Share. EMAIL. PRINT.
Homework is a fraught issue. Some people think it's necessary to help kids learn; others think it's a waste of time. And many parents are confused about how much they should get involved with their kids' homework. A new study of 27,000 parents in 29 countries, conducted by the Varkey Foundation, sheds ...
The announcement comes after Woo delivered the Australia Day address, received the 2018 Australian of the Year Local Hero Award and was one of 12 recipients of the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award, which is presented in partnership with the Varkey Foundation and Schools Plus. Sarah Mathews ...
“I want to congratulate Glenn Lee for being selected as a top 10 finalist from such a huge number of talented and dedicated teachers,” said education entrepreneur Sunny Varkey, who created the Varkey Foundation and the prize. “I hope his story will inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession ...
Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Wembley, north-west London, is through to the last stage of the million-dollar Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. The arts and textiles teacher has helped vulnerable pupils to stay out of danger by escorting them home, visiting their families, ...
English and Creative Writing teacher Jesus Insilada is named one of the 10 finalists in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018. Jesus Insilada, a teacher from Caninguan National High School in Lambunao, Iloilo, has been named by philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates as one of the 10 best ...
The survey, published by global education charity the Varkey Foundation, does conclude that UK parents are among the most positive about the quality of teaching their child receives at school. Almost nine out of 10 (87 per cent) UK parents rate the quality of teaching at their child's school as fairly or very ...
The survey, commissioned by the Varkey Foundation, which organises the annual Global Teacher Prize, has compared the attitudes and priorities of parents in a range of different countries. There were many common attitudes - with parents concerned about whether their children would get good jobs and ...


 

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